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November 29, 2009

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Weber, the Pet of the Day
Name: Weber
Age: Four and a half years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Mini Rex Rabbit
Home: Texas, USA
 
   This is Weber the Wonder Bunny. He was adopted at the local dog pound after Easter in 2002. He was approximately three months old at the time. He has been through a lot in the last few months. He has a dental abscess that we only recently learned was dental. His teeth look perfect, so the source of the infection in his face was a mystery. I have spent over $6,000 in the past few months on surgeries. He just had a CT Scan two weeks ago so we now know where the problem is. He will need to have part of his lower right jaw removed to stop this from spreading.

    The various vets and specialists he has seen have all commented on how amazing he is. Most rabbits would have freaked out long before from all the trips to the vet, the probing, surgeries, etc. and most rabbits would need to be knocked out for the procedures he's had, as rabbits can literally die from fright. Fortunately, Weber grew up on a steady diet of dogs screaming their heads off, so very little fazes him. I still take him to the vet every other day for a penicillin shot and he is such a trooper. I have to put him in a half-nelson twice a day to get his oral anti-biotics in his little mouth. Even though one of them tastes terrible (I've tried it, it's awful!), he is still affectionate after these 'torture' sessions. He struggles sometimes, but afterwards, all is forgiven. When he does get mad, he goes to one spot in the living room and chews on the wall to show his disgust. After he vents his frustration, he's ready to cuddle again.

    His dog, DotCom (she goes by Dottie), adores him. She has loved him from the moment I brought him home. She is a red heeler (Australian Cattle Dog) - she is six and a half years old. Weber's other dog (not pictured), Digit, took a while to warm up to the idea of allowing him to live, but he's now very friendly to the lagamorph in charge, Weber the Wonder Bunny.

Weber, the Pet of the Day

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